Czech charity helps open 280 schools in Afghanistan

People In Need has sent over 100 volunteers to the country, helping build houses and revitalize villages.


Written by ČTK Published on 18.05.2023 12:00:00 (updated on 18.05.2023) Reading time: 1 minute

Around 120 volunteers from the Czech humanitarian charity People In Need (PIN) are helping build houses and provide aid to hundreds of villages in Afghanistan. PIN’s media coordinator Petr Stefan told journalists Wednesday that the Czech volunteers are also opening community schools and assisting individuals in the Asian country.

Stefan noted that in contemporary Afghanistan, which has endured substantial conflict in the past five decades, people's future after birth is determined mainly by whether they are born male or female.

According to the Asian Development Bank, half of all people in Afghanistan live in poverty. Poverty affects the entire country, and 28 million out of 40 million people need some form of humanitarian aid. The country’s average life expectancy is 63 years.

“We provide hygiene and nutritional training, we give the most vulnerable an allowance that they can spend just on food, thus also supporting a local trader with their purchase”

Petr Stefan, People In Need media coordinator

PIN has opened an impressive 280 schools for more than 9,500 children in Afghanistan. It has also been responsible for hiring teachers in the area.

Founded in 1992, the People in Need charity focuses on international humanitarian relief. It operates in over 33 countries, including Ethiopia, Mongolia, and Angola. Information on contributing to the initiative can be found on their official website.

Would you like us to write about your business? Find out more